Friday, August 20, 2010

Writing Mistakes

I've joined a small study group of writers and we're looking at a number of books targeting novel writing, and despite the amount of work I think it's going to take to work it into my schedule I'm really excited. I'm still waiting for my book to arrive, but in the meantime I've pulled another off my shelf - The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes (And How to Avoid )e by Jack Bickham.

So far tonight I've read the first two chapters (extremely short) and I've found it really interesting. The first chapter is about not making excuses. Well, hello!! Haven't I been talking about this endlessly and how I need to stop doing this!! He even suggests the calendar that I said I was going to do. Just another kick in the rear to get me going. After finishing the 2 chapters I even went to my sequel for Janie and wrote a page and half! Yeah for me! Now if only thisw book would tell me how to write the perfect query that will get me requests from every agent I send to. What? A girl can wish can't she??

:)

On my iPod:

The entire Last of the Mohicans soundtrack

3 comments:

  1. Robert Dafydd CadwaladerAugust 20, 2010 at 12:55 AM

    Aha! You made an excuse about not writing because you were reading a book about not making excuses. But, as you then did some writing you are excused making excuses! Does that make sense? :-)
    Uncle Robert

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  2. I'd be interested to borrow that book when you've finished re-reading it!

    Wanna do a book swap once I get settled in Hamilton?

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  3. Sure. It'll be highlighted but if you don't mind then I'll send it to you when I'm done.

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